While dismissing claims that the party was playing politics with the issue, however hinted that restructuring the country may not be on the front burner before 2019.
BUT for problems of insecurity and the recession, the restructuring of the country would have taken centre stage, according to the All progressives Congress (APC).
The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, while dismissing claims that the party was playing politics with the issue, however hinted that restructuring the country may not be on the front burner before 2019.
He said: “Every government has its own priority and you will agree with me that if you have to deal with the issue of Boko Haram or the issue of the economy that has gone into recession, you have to get your priorities right. It would not be a wise move to add the challenges of restructuring if you have not dealt with the problems that affect the average Nigerian.
“When people are hungry, people are losing jobs, people’s salaries are not being paid, no responsible government would consider this (restructuring) to be a priority even while it still believes in the restructuring of the country.
“The issue of restructuring is never a gimmick. It is in the manifesto of our party. The fact that it has not been done does not mean that it would not be done.’’
(Extracted from The Guardian Nigeria newspaper)